German Ivy – Delairea odorata (Senecio mikanioides)

German Ivy – Delairea odorata (Senecio mikanioides)

Common Name: German Ivy, Parlor Ivy

Botanical Name: Delairea odorata (Senecio mikanioides), del-AIR-e-a o-do-RA-ta

Decorative Life: Many months to years.

Flower Color:


  • Named for M. Delaire, French botanist in the 1700s.
  • This species has naturalized in California and has become an invasive weed.
  • What was once a much closer relative, Senecio macroglossus ‘Variegatus’, looks just like German Ivy but has variegated leaves and bright yellow flowers.

What's New - Find the newest in distinct floral designs from our collection of premium luxury flowers, plants and gifts for any occasion.